College Removes Wrecking Ball Statue Thanks To Miley Cyrus Copycats

By Mack Rawden 2013-09-18 11:21:53
When statues are first created and placed on college campuses, they’re meant to last forever, but for a variety of reasons, they’re sometimes removed and put in storage. Penn State students found that out last summer when the tribute to Joe Paterno was removed following arguably the saddest scandal in the history of college athletics, and now, the students of Grand Valley State University have found out the same thing, though for a far more comical reason.

Until yesterday, Grand Valley State University boasted a large statue called “The Pendulum”. It existed on campus for years without major incident. Unfortunately, it just so happens to look a hell of a lot like the wrecking ball from Miley Cyrus’ recent video, and the students noticed very quickly and in high numbers. Almost immediately, “The Pendulum” was inundated with late night visits from students in various states of undress who mounted and took photographs atop it like the one at the top of the article.

You can take a look at one of the more tame pictures below, courtesy of Emily Weston



According to The National Post, the students were none too pleased about the statue’s removal and took to Twitter to protest. They later organized and held a commemorative sit-in to try and get the statue returned, but thus far, the administration hasn’t coughed up “The Pendulum”. Apparently, the trustees are going to spend the next few days discussing the “integrity of the installation”.

I see why all these naked shenanigans were annoying to the administration, but there’s a certain amount of rowdiness that will always go on at college. I attended Indiana University, and people used to swim naked in the fountain after graduating all the time. It was just a goofy tradition, and there was never any talk of taking down the fountain.

In case you’re interested in seeing Miley’s video for “Wrecking Ball” again, you can watch it below…


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